Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Review of Only You Sierra

Only You, Sierra: Book 1 in the Sierra Jensen SeriesOnly You, Sierra: Book 1 in the Sierra Jensen Series by Robin Jones Gunn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Genre: YA Christian
Source: Library Thing Early Reviewers

Description from Goodreads: Sierra was nervous about the future. She had always been the bold, free-spirited type. But then, her whole foundation of home and family had never before been rocked.

Sierra Jensen settled back into her seat and gazed through the train window at the English countryside. So much was on her mind, and her heart was flooded with emotions. She hoped the friendships she had made with Katie and Christy this past week during the Europe missions trip would last forever.
She dreaded the flight back to the State, knowing that everything would be completely different when she returned home. While in England, Sierra’s family had moved to a different state. She hated the thought of going to a new high school in the middle of her junior year, where everybody already had their cliques and boyfriends. The prospect of another dateless year made her heart sink.
She wondered if she’d ever find love, and then in a London airport, she met Paul. Her heart, which had sunk so low, leapt! But of course, it was just a chance meeting…wasn’t it? She would never see him again…would she?
Robin Jones Gunn is the author of the Christy Miller Series, which has sold more than 1 millions copies. Get acquainted with Sierra’s friend Christy Miller by reading all 12 exciting books.

My thoughts: Sierra is  sixteen years old and trying to find her place in life. She has just spent three weeks in a missionary setting in England. She met many great friends of similar faith and wishes to be more like them.

On her way home to the United States, she runs into a young man named Paul who asks her for a quick loan. They end up on the same flight and their conversation turns religious. Paul is on the fence and Sierra gives him a come to Jesus talk.

Sierra is coming home to a different home. She left to England from California and is coming home to Oregon. She is having a tough time adjusting to the changes in her life and she keeps worrying and praying for Paul.

This book is a story of a young woman learning to accept the changes in her life and listening to God's will in making life decisions.

I had a hard time with Sierra at times because I felt that she was a bit pushy in her thoughts and opinions.  This books is well written, just a little preachy.

I received a copy of this book through Library Thing Early Reviewers.

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